September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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¦ THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 8 P.M. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History The Rising Road (1933-1939) More...

Florida College System Foundation presents $29,734 to Florida SouthWestern State College for scholarships

The Florida College System Foundation presented Florida SouthWestern State College President Jeff Allbritten with a gift of $29,734 to benefit scholarships for students. More...

Student scholarships available for PR University

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is accepting student scholarship applications for the 22nd annual PR University seminar “Climbing the PR Ladder,” to be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

New Ford F-150 offers extra sun protection

When the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has its day in the sun, it will be better prepared than ever for damaging rays both inside and out — no small feature considering our sun in Southwest Florida. More...

NADA: expect decline in used car prices

Is a sharp correction in used-vehicle prices imminent? The National Automobile Dealers Association expects usedvehicle prices will indeed start to fall — but gradually, not all at once. More...

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Business News

Be their guest

Room rates continue to climb along with reservation numbers

More rooms could always be booked, and rates could always edge a little higher. “It’s never enough,” said Mike Watkins, president of Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. “We always want more.” More...

Create a culture that fosters the result you want

If you’re the CEO of a company, you might find it distressing to realize that much of what you do can be copied by your competitors. Not so fast, says veteran sales manager, consultant and business speaker Jack Daly. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

When it comes to inventory, A&H Guns is loaded

George Herl retired after 28 years as a policeman in Maryland, then moved to Charlotte County and got into the construction business just as the bottom fell out. More...

Florida Weekly creative team earns 14 excellence awards

Florida Weekly’s ad designers and creative team took home 14 excellence awards for advertising design last week at the annual statewide meeting of the Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives hosted by the Miami Herald. More...

Short film ‘Small Talk’ has big voice at Cannes

When film producer Steve Chase puts his newest, internationally acclaimed film on the silver screen at its first public showing at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

New alcoholism drug to undergo clinical trial

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will conduct a clinical trial of gabapentin enacarbil as a potential treatment for alcohol use disorder. More...

CYCLING

Mark your calendar, make the most of cycling season

As the end of the bike touring season and post-summer blues begin to set in for our neighbors to the north, Florida’s bicycle touring season is just about to start in earnest. More...

Fuel for thought on gassing up your boat

Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

5065 Cape Cole Blvd., Punta Gorda

This custom-built pool home is situated on a private, one-acre lot overlooking Burnt Store Marina’s golf course. More...

Subtly, autumn creeps in as gardeners prepare for growing season

Change is coming, a change that no election can alter, change that affects Republicans and Democrats alike. Autumn is knocking softly on Southwest Florida doors, announcing its upcoming presence in subtle ways. It officially arrives at 10:29 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

in the driver's seat

Developing park’s planned cashless system aims to track visitors’ trails

DRIVING AMIDST THE PALMETTO-DOTTED cow pastures and aggregate mines of eastern Charlotte County, it seems the last place one might encounter 21st-century technology, but a new 1,000-acre outdoor entertainment park is about to change that, starting la More...

Older readers enjoy genre targeted at young adults

“A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY,” declares Lori Lowery, adult reference librarian at Estero’s South County Regional Library. More...

Local author writes religious YA books

Five or six years ago, Gulf Middle School language arts teacher Jamie Ayres wrote a bucket list of things she wanted to do before she died. First on her list: Write a novel and get it published. More...